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Honors & Scholars Students Receive Top University Awards

Each spring the Chancellor of the University of Tennessee hosts the Chancellor’s Honors Banquet to recognize students, faculty, and staff for their extraordinary achievements. This year Honors & Scholars is proud to have had 40 students and alumni of our programs honored at the banquet with several students receiving more than one award. Please join us in congratulating the following students on their successes.

The Torchbearer is the highest honor given to UT students for academic excellence and service to the university and society at large. This year four Honors & Scholars students were selected for this prestigious award. On April 19th, Natalie Bennett, Elisabeth Logan, and Monil Mehta of the Chancellor’s Honors Program and Louis Varriano of the Haslam Scholars Program all joined the ranks of UT students who bear the Torch of Enlightenment.

Other top honors awarded to Honors & Scholars students include the Chancellor’s Citation, Undergraduate Researcher of the Year, Extraordinary Campus Leadership & Service, Extraordinary Academic Achievement, Extraordinary Professional Promise, Scholar Athlete, and Top Collegiate Scholar. A list of awards and their honorees from our programs may be found below. For a brief description of each award and a full list of awardees, please visit the Chancellor’s Honors Banquet site. 

Chancellor’s Citation

Payton Miller – Chancellor’s Honors Program, Class of 2017

Undergraduate Researcher of the Year

Louis Varriano — Haslam Scholars Program, 2013 Cohort

Extraordinary Campus Leadership & Service

Alex Brito – Haslam Scholars Program, 2013 Cohort

McKinsey Patterson – Chancellor’s Honors Program, Class of 2017

Alina Clay — Chancellor’s Honors Program, Class of 2017

Extraordinary Academic Achievement

Grace Bomar – Chancellor’s Honors Program, Class of 2017

Raleigh Butler – Chancellor’s Honors Program, Class of 2017

Alina Clay – Chancellor’s Honors Program, Class of 2017

Abby Durick – Haslam Scholars Program, 2013 Cohort

Nicolo Franceschetti — Chancellor’s Honors Program, Class of 2017

Parker Henry – Chancellor’s Honors Program, Class of 2017

Morgan Jenkins — Chancellor’s Honors Program, Class of 2017

Laura Lauder — Chancellor’s Honors Program, Class of 2017

Rachael MacLean – Chancellor’s Honors Program, Class of 2016

John McAmis — Chancellor’s Honors Program, Class of 2017

Chima McGruder – Chancellor’s Honors Program, Class of 2017

Jennifer Lynn Nicklas – Chancellor’s Honors Program, Class of 2017

Allison Poget — Chancellor’s Honors Program, Class of 2017

Noreen Premji — Chancellor’s Honors Program, Class of 2017

Mara Robinette – Chancellor’s Honors Program, Class of 2017

Katie Scott — Chancellor’s Honors Program, Class of 2017

Bridget Sellers — Chancellor’s Honors Program, Class of 2017

Elizabeth Stanfield – Haslam Scholars Program, 2012 Cohort

Extraordinary Professional Promise

Marti Bell – Chancellor’s Honors Program, Class of 2017

Grace Bomar — Chancellor’s Honors Program, Class of 2017

Alina Clay – Chancellor’s Honors Program, Class of 2017

Nicholas Combs – Chancellor’s Honors Program, Class of 2017

Abby Durick – Haslam Scholars Program, 2013 Cohort

Taylor Gray – Chancellor’s Honors Program, Class of 2017

William Hoskins – Chancellor’s Honors Program, Class of 2017

Jessica Martinez – Chancellor’s Honors Program, Class of 2017

Chima McGruder – Chancellor’s Honors Program, Class of 2017

Alexandra Nelson – Chancellor’s Honors Program, Class of 2017

Ashley Northcutt – Chancellor’s Honors Program, Class of 2017

Blake Palles – Haslam Scholars Program, 2010 Cohort

Noreen Premji — Chancellor’s Honors Program, Class of 2017

Christina Rose Sanford – Chancellor’s Honors Program, Class of 2017

Scholar Athlete

Parker Henry – Chancellor’s Honors Program, Class of 2017

Top Collegiate Scholar

Gary Collins – Chancellor’s Honors Program, Class of 2017

Sarah Gomillion – Chancellor’s Honors Program, Class of 2017

William Hoskins – Chancellor’s Honors Program, Class of 2017

Richard McEver – Chancellor’s Honors Program, Class of 2017

Eric Nelius – Chancellor’s Honors Program, Class of 2017

Jennifer Lynn Nicklas – Chancellor’s Honors Program, Class of 2017

Alison Poget – Chancellor’s Honors Program, Class of 2017

Teresa Slade – Chancellor’s Honors Program, Class of 2017

Garrett Smith – Chancellor’s Honors Program, Class of 2017

 

 

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